Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,016 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret
Score distribution:
2,016 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While a bit basic, Bomberman Blast is all you really need at the end of the day to enjoy the series’ signature gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suikoden Tierkreis isn’t perfect, but its strengths more than make up for its few weaknesses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    How well this game has aged is truly a testament to the series. It’s only regrettable that we may never get a true sequel to one of the most iconic entries in gaming history.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can look past the difficulty and dig the new (old) style, then by all means download this sadistic game that will no doubt have you hooked, regardless of how bad you are.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If there was ever a game that demonstrated quality over quantity, this is it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If there was ever a reminder of why The King of Fighters kicks ass, this is it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Banjo-Kazooie may be more of an homage to Nintendo’s first 3D romp through the mushroom kingdom than a pioneer of the same genre, but that doesn’t make it any less satisfying.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You might get a little lost on your journey sometimes, but you’ll never feel anything less than totally immersed. EverQuest II comes highly recommended both to MMORPG newbies and to those who might have become jaded with what other MMORPGs have to offer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After experiencing Chinatown Wars, you have to applaud Rockstar. Not only have they presented their iconic city on a fashionably smaller scale, they have woven an intriguing story into the mix as well.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Street Fighter IV plays an expectedly brilliant game, the real surprise stems from its direction from a visual point of view that is nothing short of astounding.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essentially a renaissance for the fighting game genre. Its style and core game mechanics are so incredibly strong that they outshine the few missteps that the title contains. It’s familiar enough for someone who hasn’t played it in 10 years to pick it up and execute the same special moves they grew up with.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It wields simplicity and charm as convincing hooks to keep players interested in a genre that hit its stride nearly two decades ago, and its as fun now as it was then. Platformers may be a dime a dozen these days, but there isn’t one game on the PSP that matches Hammerin’ Hero in pure style and refreshing playability.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football Manager Live is a wonderful and addictive game and a must have for any armchair manager. The depth of the gameplay is still unrivaled and any little niggles and annoyances the game contains are small fry compared to the successes the game has achieved.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It boils down to this: if you have GTAIV on the Xbox 360, buy this expansion. If you don’t have it on the Xbox 360... apologies. In a perfect world, it’d be available on all platforms, but sadly, politics wins out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is a spectacular game. The combat is truly exceptional, taking the baton from games like Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden and blowing them out of the water.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flower may not be for everyone but if you go into it with the right mind-set then you’re guaranteed to witness something exceptional.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Among Thieves is unquestionably one of the most alluring and exciting titles to have ever graced a gaming platform.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To those looking for a great portable Shin Megami Tensei experience, this is it, and any fan of tactical turn based games should pick it up as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The overall package might not topple Modern Warfare 2’s throne, but the multiplayer might have just surpassed it. Competition is always healthy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Comet Crash certainly isn't the most sophisticated looking tower defense title, but if you pass it up because of its simplistic visuals, you're truly missing out. It's chock full of clever design and great unit/tower balancing, plus it has some of the most generally engaging local multiplayer found on the PlayStation Store. Additionally, it might very well be the best RTS on the PS3.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the dim twilight of the PS2’s life, no other game can send it off better.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single player, albeit disappointing, is still an excellent thrill ride and precursor to the main pull: the multiplayer. CoD4 cemented its place as one of the best online shooters going and Modern Warfare 2 builds on it, adding a plethora of new features that constantly reward and amaze.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 will leave you breathless.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor annoyances aside though, Assassin’s Creed II is a superb game. Ubisoft have clearly listened to the reaction to the first game and have gone out of their way to remedy its problems.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game has clearly been the result of a tremendously talented development team listening to feedback and giving gamers what they wanted - namely more variety and more depth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether shockingly real or fiercely dramatized, the experiences of Yakuza 3 are wholly Japanese, completely riveting, and absolutely worth the price of admission.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story feels disconnected and isn’t as strong as its predecessor but the gameplay has been improved upon for a much more enjoyable and fluid combat system.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls may make you throw controllers. It could possibly make you hate everything you've ever loved. It will probably make you yell curse words very, very loudly. It's also some of the best fun to be had on the PS3.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you don’t import, you’ll never get to experience one of the best retro shooters on the DS. You’ll never get to experience the joy of taking down the ridiculously huge bosses. Or get lost in the chaos of the streamlined mini-games. Or get the rush from successfully pulling off a Bingo Combo and unleashing your mightiest weapons. [JPN Import]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is lengthy and surprisingly well-written, and the voice acting is stellar. The combat mechanics are a solid combination of combo and tactical options, with a dash of insane supermoves for good measure. While there's a nice variety of gameplay modes and unlockables, the online multiplayer is what will keep you coming back long after you've gotten through everything. The presentation sets a new standard for 2D fighting games; no other fighter can pull it off with the same kind of style.